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Old 05-30-2005, 08:31 PM   #1
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Installing GCC from The Online Debian Package Archive

Just for kicks I want to try to learn some programming. Maybe Python or C++.

But, it appears as if GCC was not installed on my Ubuntu 4.10 system. Also, many, many libraries were not installed.

I had to undergo dependency hell in order to install fluxbox and openbox.

What should I download in order to make sure GCC will install properly?
Old 05-30-2005, 10:11 PM   #2
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How are you trying to install those packages? Manually?. Use apt-get/synaptic, it works out of the box with Ubuntu. Read this:

and this:

The second link will tell you how to install gcc. If you want to learn c++ you will also need to install g++ package. If you never programmed before, give python a shot, it's very easy to pick up and quite powerful. Plenty of tutorials for non-programmers at



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